Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the traditions you and your family have. That warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia that accompanies them is what makes Christmas. What I also love is no family seem to do things the same. Traditions are unique and personal and special to a family. My youngest daughter is only 2 and she is only just aware of Christmas, so our family traditions are just beginning for her. My eldest is 5 so for her Christmas traditions and excitement are starting to really become something she looks forward to.
It’s an exciting time of year.
I thought I would share some of my family traditions before I became a Mum, before life changed and before the craziness of having kids started.
Here they are:
– No chocolate off the tree until Christmas Eve. This drove me flipping insane as a child. I was gagging to nick one and have a secret scoff. The wrath of my Mum would have not been worth it however.
– My and my brother coming down on Christmas Eve, look in our stockings and say, “What’s in my stocking today? Nothing!” Random? Yes. Weird? Tick. But we did it every year
– Watching the Snowman on Christmas Eve and sobbing like a baby (every year without fail).
– Bacon and egg sandwiches and Bucks Fizz for Christmas breakfast. Yummy and fizzy!
– My Mum putting one sprout on my plate. Sometimes it was hidden and I thought I’d got out of having to try and eat that horrible, green ball. Guess again. There it is, smuggled on under the turkey!
– Buying my Step-Dad a rude Christmas card from Card Factory. Anything with farting or any form of toilet humour. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without one!
– Getting glammed up during the day. Mum and I always made an effort. Make-up, straight hair and a nice outfit.
– Playing the board game Articulate in the evening with a slightly big glass of vodka and diet cola. This usually involves hysteria, a serious amount of mocking and a row between my parents. Totally worth getting a ring-side seat for that one.
I am already starting the Christmas traditions with the girls and it is so strange being a Mum and doing them with my children! They have Christmas Eve boxes and we always have pancakes and scrambled egg for breakfast on Christmas morning. It’s making me excited thinking about it!
What are your Christmas Traditions?
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.